Sagging Cheeks Are For Basset Hounds

Now that we’re coming into our hot season here in Naples, it can be the perfect time to show that sagging, sun-damaged skin on your face that you mean business. Dr. Turk can perform a facelift, using various possible methods depending on your unique needs. You can take it easy in the air conditioning as you heal and then when you’re ready for normal life you’ll look a decade or more younger.

All you’ll have missed was some of our summertime humidity!

Would I be a good candidate for a facelift with Dr. Turk?

Our facial skin and the underlying support tissues take a beating over the years. The combination of declining collagen production as we age, naturally slackening support tissues, and damage from the sun and other factors can leave our faces tired and saggy. Deep creases and sunken cheeks have made their unwelcome appearance.

If these characteristics sound like you, a facelift could be a good procedure. You have…

  • A deep line, or fold, running from the corner of your nose down to the corner of your mouth. Clinically, this is called a nasolabial fold.
  • Jowls and loss of definition around your chin
  • Deep wrinkles in the cheeks and sagging of the “highlight” areas of the cheekbones
  • Loose skin, wrinkles, vertical “cords,” or excess fatty tissue in the neck

Not the same old facelift

Whereas older methods for performing facelifts could be somewhat limited in scope, modern facelifts with Dr. Turk provide much less stretching of the skin and more repositioning of the supporting musculature. For his facelifts, Dr. Turk uses a combination of several procedures that tighten the sagging skin and, where appropriate, correct and reposition deeper structures.

Our facelifts include treatment of the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS). This procedure corrects the expressions and movement of your face, specifically the up and down muscles that allow you to frown and smile. In lieu of deep sutures, if possible, Dr. Turk uses fibrin glue to seal the deeper layers prior to closing the incisions. This helps to minimize bruising and subsequent swelling, and it expedites healing.

Recovery

Unless you live for mosquitoes and shiny faces, summer in Florida is a good time to have Dr. Turk perform a facelift. This will allow the necessary time for healing during the hottest months. While most swelling with this procedure passes within two to three weeks, you can have residual swelling that comes and goes for a few months. If you lay low during the summer, come the cooler temperatures of the fall, you’ll be the new you…minus 10 years or so. 

Would you like to turn the clock back on some of your facial aging? Call Dr. Turk and our team at Naples Cosmetic Surgery, (239) 348-4357, to schedule a consultation.

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